*Originally written on January 14th, 2015
Along with “Liberty” and “Equality”, the three words when brought together form the slogan-like battle cry of revolt which fueled the peasant populace of France to overturn the long established Bourbon monarchy during the French Revolution in 1789 – “Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite”.
This historically significant phrase which spoke of common citizens being brought together through the unity of brotherhood is once again being said in France, but within the presence of another, more modern slogan, “Je suis Charlie.”
On January 7th, 2015 at 11:30 AM, masked gunmen stormed into the Paris offices of the satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo. Armed with AK-47’s, the assassins burst upon the weekly periodical’s first news conference of the calendar year and open fired, killing 12 people in all and wounding 11 others, 4 of them critically.
In the ensuing days which followed, while a nation-wide manhunt of French police and military sought for the killers, an act of terrorism occurred at a kosher Jewish supermarket in eastern Paris on January 9th. The gunman, who was aligned with the Charlie Hebdo attackers, shot and killed four people and took fifteen hostages. French police stormed the supermarket, eventually killing the gunman in a shooting melee.
A total of 17 innocent French citizens lost their lives during the second week of 2015 – all in the name of organized religion. Each of the gunmen were Muslim and entreated upon their killing sprees in response to the cartoon representations of the prophet Mohammed depicted within the printed pages of Charlie Hebdo.
Much has already been commentated about France’s mass murders with the vast majority of the Western World condemning the terrorists’ acts of violence while in solidarity reinforcing a person’s right to Freedom of Speech en masse , however some societal themes still have yet to be addressed. Societal themes, which at their astrological core, bear a unifying thread of commonality karmicly linking France’s 2015 terrorist attacks with the mass murders which took place in Oslo, Norway, Newtown, Connecticut, and at the 2013 Boston Marathon.
As Above is below for Charlie Hebdo
When casting an astrological chart for when the Charlie Hebdo killings took place, namely January 7th at 11:30 AM, planetary aspects emerge, that when interpreted, literally mirror the events which took place in Paris, as well as connect France’s terrorist attacks from January of 2015 to other newsworthy acts of violence within Western society’s recent history.
Neptune in Pisces in the 12th House
When the offices of Charlie Hebdo were attacked, the Horizon was placed in Pisces, making the chart ruler for this grizzly event the planetary ruler of the Cosmic Fish, Neptune, which at the time was powerfully positioned in its own ruling sign of Pisces and its ruling House, the 12th.
Cartoons are the stuff of fantasy and fantasy falls beneath Neptune’s domain. The Watery Planet also oversees certain conditions which were pertinent at the time of the newspaper office killings: Martyrdom, Self-sacrifice, Scapegoating, and Victimization.
Neptune’s ruling 12th House not only deals with the aforementioned themes, but is also known as “The House of Secret Enemies”. Take those strongly placed Neptunian themes, add the asteroid Chiron, ruler of self-inflicted Pain which was conjunct Neptune in the sign of Pisces at the time of the shootings, and the dominant astrological theme behind the Charlie Hebdo killings focuses on those who were highly offended by religiously disrespectful cartoons and willing to sacrifice themselves as martyrs for their beliefs.
Sun Conjunct Pluto in Capricorn in Houses 10 & 11
When casting a chart for an event, the Sun will astrologically represent the focal point of the event itself, which in this particular case applies to both Charlie Hebdo as well as its attackers. Capricorn is the sign of traditionalism and Pluto rules over such intense things as Death, that which is considered taboo or forbidden, as well as transformational change. Although conjunct by 3 degrees, the Sun was placed in the 11th House of the Masses and Pluto was positioned in the 10th House of the Public.
With both heavenly bodies placed in Capricorn, the focal point behind the shootings applied to those who publically poked fun at well-established structures of tradition through taboo or forbidden items, namely the employees of Charlie Hebdo, as well as those traditionalists who were incensed by those publically presented items. Death would be the end result for all focal pointed parties involved, and in a very public way.
Mercury Conjunct Venus in Aquarius in the 11th House Opposed by Jupiter Conjunct the Moon in Leo in the 6th House
This particular interplay of planets is the crux of contention behind the bloody events which unfolded in Paris on January 7th.
Aquarius and its ruling 11th House deals with the themes of freedom, egalitarianism, high intellect, non-traditionalism, non-conformity, and the masses. The Water Bearer’s polar opposite sign of Leo deals with artistic expression, royalty, leadership, and imperialism.
Mercury is the planet which oversees Speech, Communication, and Siblings and Venus rules over Love and Aesthetics. When these two planets are placed in a close 1 degree conjunction in the sign of Egalitarianism and within that same sign’s ruling House, the Venusian theme of Love joined with the Mercurial aspect of Communication translates to Freedom of Speech.
Not surprisingly the astrological representation of this particular human Freedom in the Heavens generated a strong pull of cosmic opposition.
The biggest planet of our Solar System, Jupiter, oversees many things, in particular for this noteworthy event, organized religion, foreign cultures, along with jokes, especially those of a satirical nature. The Moon is astrologically considered to be “the planet of the People” and rules over that which is emotional, patriotic, or security based. Place the two heavenly bodies in the royal-like sign of leadership and the end result are those in direct opposition to the Freedom of Speech based on satirical jokes being made about their religious leader, or Prophet, to whom they are in allegiance with, both emotionally and patriotically.
Saturn in Sagittarius in the 8th House
Saturn, the planet of Karma, oversees the sign of traditionalism, Capricorn, and Sagittarius is the sign ruled by the planet of organized religion and foreign culture, Jupiter. Place that planet in that sign in the 8th House of Death, and there needn’t be any further interpretation.
As we shall see in Part II, not only do France’s early 2015 terror attacks bear karmic connection with the placement of the planets at the time they occurred, they also mirror newsworthy events of grim darkness still fresh from the past, which when viewed as a whole, serve as a unified cosmic warning to the global fraternity of humanity at large.